TTFF: Relax

6.12.11 - Merriweather (Graham Lucas)

Gumbo” 7.22.03 I, Noblesville, IN

A hugely cathartic first set jam that doesn’t get its proper due. Welcome to Friday.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1.03-Gumbo.mp3]
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Reba” 8.2.03 I, Limestone, ME

There’s nothing quite like a daytime “Reba” in Limestone. And this one has a post hiatus twist.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/1.05-Reba.mp3]

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After Midnight Reprise”  12.31.99, Big Cypress, FL

The peak of the Big Cypress’ marathon set which came out of “Drowned.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/1999-12-31-After-Midnight-Reprise-12-31-99-Big-Cypress.mp3]

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Horn” 7.15.98 I, Portland, OR

A beauty spawned out of nowhere.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1.05-Horn.mp3]

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Slave to the Traffic Light” 6.15.95 II, Atlanta, GA

A patient and slowly unfolding gem.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ph1995-06-15d3t01.mp3]

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If I Could” 12.29.94 I, Providence, RI

Trey and Page come together in a poignant and powerful version.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/I-03-If-I-Could.mp3]

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Tweezer” 8.1.99 II, Niigata, JP

Slow and melodic in the Field of Heaven.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph99-08-01d2t03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph99-08-01d2t04.mp3]

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Prince Caspian” 7.31.99 II, Niigata, JP

You know the “2001 -> Bowie” from this set, but do you know this crushing “Caspian?” I kid you not.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2-04-Prince-Caspian.mp3]

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You Enjoy Myself” 6.9.00 E, Tokyo, JP

A hearty helping of laid-back funk was served as the encore of Japan 2000’s first show.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/13-YEM.mp3]

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Harry Hood” 9.11.99 II, George, WA

There’s nothing quite like a “Hood” at The Gorge. This one is big time.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/HarryHood_91199.mp3] Tags: ,

875 Responses to “TTFF: Relax”

  1. BingosBrother Says:

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  2. sumodie Says:

    ::furiously googles ‘ding dong ditch’ to learn what else was missing from the sumo childhood::

  3. stapes Says:

    Had woods and alleys to explore growing up. Lit plenty of bags of shit on fire on doorsteps. Good times.

    OK time for some 5/8/77 listening I suppose.

  4. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Cannot do AC, highly intrigued.

    We of my youth considered ourselves innovators in the space of juvenile deliquenciews and random hooliganisms.

    Maybe not innovators but statistical outliers, better said sadistical outliers. 😉

    I am ok with not knowing. I hold my scale of myself against myself as the one true scale as that is who I really am.

    Would offer kudos where applicable though.

  5. thedayman Says:

    potato knocking was where it was at for ding dong ditching back in the day.

  6. Guyute711 Says:

    I’m about to leave work, I’ll spill it on the board one day. Way more fun and a lot more details in person though.

  7. stapes Says:

    We used to call the locksmith and tell them we were locked in the bathroom. Then give the address of this old fucking prick that lived a few doors down. Always hilarious to see that play out.
    Also had a buddy who had quite a collection of fire extinguishers that were used for lots of good pranks.

  8. bouncin fan Says:

    is there anything better than dirty spring time indoor Phish?

    probably too early to start getting stoked for tour I imagine but that Woostah clock starting to get me stoked

    that Sabotage opener is gonna blow the roof off that shitty little venue.

  9. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    http://www.pixiq.com/article/shocking-video-of-kelly-thomas-released-watch-with-caution

    could not complete watching.

    f’ed up shit!

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Nice bouncin. I’m secretly planning on hitting Worcester. Haven’t mentioned it to the wife yet. Have a line on tickets, looking for lodging now.

  11. RoosterPizza Says:

    Atlanta nad CHarlotte tickets came in today. Exciting…

  12. Snigglebeach Says:

    Reading everything today reminds me why I don’t want kids.

    Sounds like every one of us was a little shit. If your kids pull half the shit we did they are going to get in a lot of trouble. We sure did. But now a days trouble is a lot more complicated.

    I heard about a friends 9 yo boy, he touched a girls “boob” in his class and they brought in all 4 parents and councilors and the whole 9 yards. I mean really. Meanwhile my friend (homophobe) is psyched his boy likes girls.

  13. sumodie Says:

    Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II

    otherwise known as Donald Byrd

    every one of his 70s album that I’ve spun thus far is intoxicatingly bad-ass:

    Ethiopian Nights
    Electric Byrd
    Places & Spaces
    The Blackbyrds (self titled)
    The Blackbyrds – Flying Start

    got my (non-Phish) summer soundtrack right there

    and I’ve yet to dip into his hard-bop jazz output from the 50s-60s

  14. MiA Says:

    “Kids need to be raised with careful neglect.” – Mark Twain

    I appreciate the neglect I got from my parents. They knew when to kick ass, and let me be a kid.

  15. bouncin fan Says:

    Ethiopian Nights, Black Byrd and Electric Byrd are def two of my fav fusion albums

    really classic albums

  16. MiA Says:

    Montreal Reba on. Need this right now.

  17. bouncin fan Says:

    the only reason that early fusion era of Byrd doesn’t get more universal love it seems is they were considered reactionary to what Miles was doing at the time

    more “me too” records than truly groundbreaking

    but the funky, accessible sound of Black Byrd was def a pretty unique spin in the direction of more popular groove based jazz that wasn’t as psychedelic and exploratory as the late 60’s early 70’s bitches brew influenced sound.

  18. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Is Roger Waters show worth seeing?

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    Fugazi -13 Songs. git some

  20. kayatosh Says:

    I’m secretly planning (dreaming) to attend many a phsih show this sum. whether those plans come to fruition is another story.

    woods

  21. lumpyhead Says:

    I hear it absolutely is @pham b

  22. Fly Says:

    w00ds

  23. sumodie Says:

    PB, I caught an indoor performance of the Wall tour and found it to be one of the most incredible rock spectacles I’d ever seen

    An amazing fusion of music and visual spectacle

    Worth every penny of the expensive tickets

    I wouldn’t want most of my live music experiences to be as scripted but for the Wall it was perfect

  24. poop goblin Says:

    digging this Killer Mike album just released. fiery political lyrics and great beats.

    produced by elp doing his bomb squad influenced beat thing.

    can stream it here

    http://www.spin.com/articles/hear-killer-mikes-fiery-rap-music-mc-runs-us-through-his-new-lp

  25. sumodie Says:

    Byrd’s 1970s work is much more accessible than Miles, no doubt about that

    but that’s exactly why it’s so awesome to these ears

    discovering 70s era Byrd feels like a huge hitherto unknown gap has been filled in regarding my love for 70s funk/soul/groove music

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